|A treatise of tenures : in two parts; containing I. The original, nature, use, and effect of feudal or common law tenures. II. Of custumary and copyhold tenures, explaining the nature and use of copyholds, and their particular customs, with respect to the duties of the lords, stewards, tenants, and suitors: with the nature of fines, forfeitures, hariots, escheats, descents, &c. - Gilbert, Geoffrey, Sir, 1674-1726|
John Adams's signature on first leaf: "John Adams 1756." Inscribed on second leaf: "Let the Young Student read the first Part of this Book or the Treatise concerning common Law Tenures carefully and turn to the Passages of Scripture, Coke, Littleton, Hale, Roll, Justinian, the Digest, and the Several Statutes referred to in the Margin, if he can get the Books."
Keywords: Land tenure -- Law and legislation Great Britain; Land tenure -- Law and legislation Great Britain; Feudal law -- Great Britain; Feudalism -- Great Britain; Feudalism -- Great Britain